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Fundraising Success with
Transparency, Trust, & Innovation

An Insider's Look Behind the Scenes

We believe that we must innovate to ensure the ongoing mission of Believe in Me (the Foundation) and its programs. Earning your trust with transparency and consistency is the key to our strategy for long-term success.

We rely upon the joint efforts of a team of finance and business professionals that comprise our Finance, Investments, and Property Management Committee. We consistently strive for new and different ways to stretch the value of every donation. Our innovative team has developed a diversified portfolio to ensure the sustainability of our mission for generations to come.

Small, one-time or recurring, donations made by an individual or household.

Consists of selling event tickets and soliciting donations at events.

Large, one-time or recurring, donations made by an individual or household.

Donations consisting of goods, services, or time rather than cash.

Includes charitable trusts, annuities, and tools that provide income to donors.

Funds donated through a will or a documented estate plan.

Social and philanthropic initiatives launched by a company; donating to support and advocate for our joint mission.

Income from interest payments, dividends, capital gains collected upon the sale of securities or other assets.

Learn how the Foundation invests in Spokane-based startup companies.

How We Do It

Get To Know The Stewards Of Our Financial Portfolio

Rule Follower. I use my experience in healthcare management, patient privacy, HIPAA, compliance, and auditing to dig into the heart of it all; building and strengthening relationships based on trust and transparency.


Lori Brennan, MBA, RHIA, CHC


  • Corporate Compliance & Privacy Manager: Inland Northwest Region, Multicare Health System

Committee Positions:

  • Member, Board of Directors since April 2019

  • Chair, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee

  • Member, Grants Administration Committee


  • MBA, Western Governors University

  • B.S. Health Administration, University of Phoenix

Diplomatic Liaison. I like to bring people together and help find common benefits to maximize value for the participants. And in so doing over the span of time and deals, add just a bit to the global good.

Board Member

Dan Menser


  • Chairman, Alliance of Angels

  • General Counsel, Teal Communications, Inc.

  • Member of the Board of Advisors, Pollen System Corporation & Everyvine Corporation

Committee Positions:

  • Member, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee

Education / Awards:

  • J.D. Program - Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law

  • B.A. Finance - Cum Laude, Washington State University